A police officer shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive his wounds, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday.
Police Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to a report of domestic violence at a home Wednesday evening. The suspect’s son had called dispatchers and said the man had fired a gun at his mother, The Associated Press reported.
The caller and his mother were able to escape the home, but as law enforcement arrived, the suspect began firing off multiple rounds from inside the property, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said.
Officer Moszer was struck by the suspect’s gunfire. A SWAT team in an armored vehicle retrieved the injured officer and took him to a nearby hospital.
The suspect called dispatchers and told them to evacuate nearby houses because he planned to open fire, according to AP.
Police conducted door-to-door checks on neighbors and said no one else was injured.
Residents were alerted shortly before dawn that they no longer needed to shelter in place.
Police did not immediately provide an update on the suspect. Police Chief David Todd said the suspect might have been shot in a firefight with a SWAT officer.
At a news conference Thursday, Chief Todd said that Officer Moszer’s family was “in the process of saying goodbye to him.”